Group of school kids receiving an assortment of school supplies

For the seventh year, employees from College of the Mainland teamed up with local schools to ensure that area students and teachers have a successful start to the new school year. College of the Mainland Positive Engagement for Excellence and Real Success (COMPeers), an employee volunteer organization, made a sizable donation of school supplies during a visit to Hitchcock ISD’s Stewart Elementary on September 24.

In partnership with College of the Mainland’s Collegiate High School students, the group collected an assortment of supplies including backpacks, pencils, scissors, spiral notebooks, folders, erasers and paper during its annual back-to-school supply drive held throughout campus from August 14 to September 9.

“Every year many teachers are spending money out of their own pockets to purchase supplies they need in their classrooms,” stated COMPeers officer-at-large, Michelle Gerami. “We created the Annual COMPeers School Supply Drive to help ease that burden.”

This year’s donations will be distributed to elementary students across Hitchcock ISD. On hand to receive the donations were Hitchcock ISD Superintendent Travis Edwards, Stewart Elementary Principal Lisa Fain, Stewart Elementary students and COMPeers members.